The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 July 2004

Rip van Hoodwink

Those wonderful folks at Macrovision claim they have a "99-percent" effective copy-protection system for music CDs. A CD thus protected will demand to be run on Windows Media Player, which will then offer (yeah, right) to install Macrovision's Active Software Protection program, which blocks rippage and cloning.

For a few more weeks anyway, until they come up with a version of this that will screw up Apple as well as Wintel boxes, this looks like another good argument for a Macintosh.

Posted at 3:52 PM to PEBKAC


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So the music industry is going to couple with Microsoft to enable their integrated Windows Media Player to lock out third party software.

Didn't they learn ANYTHING from their anti-trust suit?

Posted by: Ravenwood at 2:48 PM on 27 July 2004

Neither MS nor the Big Four seem capable of receiving instruction and/or correction at this point.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:30 PM on 27 July 2004